Internships

Internships

Become a Desai Intern!

In addition to hosting teams, Desai employs a group of student interns for each cohort. Interns have skills across software development, business, and design, and work for the startups in our program as well as the Desai Accelerator overall. 

WHAT DO INTERNS DO?

In the past, interns have developed web applications, built financial forecasts and proformas, conducted customer discovery research, developed social media campaigns, created style guides, designed user interfaces, made promo videos, and held photoshoots—there are no typical projects!

WHO CAN APPLY?

Internships are open to any University of Michigan student who has a passion for entrepreneurship and is ready to help real companies grow at a fast pace. We recruit interns from the Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Information, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan Law School, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Students from all University of Michigan schools and colleges will be considered.

WHERE DO INTERNS GO NEXT?

Graduates of this highly competitive intership program go on to work all over the nation on their own startups or early startups, at established startups like Lyft, and premiere software companies like Microsoft and Salesforce. The experiences students gained in our program also prepared them well for roles at venture capital and investment banking firms' units focused on tech and startups.

 

Applications for our Summer 2020 Internship Program are open.

 The Desai Accelerator Summer Internship is the premier internship experience for students interested in and passionate about startups and entrepreneurship. Over 12 weeks, May 26 through August 14, our interns will complete a variety of meaningful and impactful projects for our cohort companies out of a downtown Ann Arbor coworking space.

Become a Desai Intern!

In addition to hosting teams, Desai employs a group of student interns for each cohort. Interns have skills across software development, business, and design, and work for the startups in our program as well as the Desai Accelerator overall. 

WHAT DO INTERNS DO?

In the past, interns have developed web applications, built financial forecasts and proformas, conducted customer discovery research, developed social media campaigns, created style guides, designed user interfaces, made promo videos, and held photoshoots—there are no typical projects!

WHO CAN APPLY?

Internships are open to any University of Michigan student who has a passion for entrepreneurship and is ready to help real companies grow at a fast pace. We recruit interns from the Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, School of Information, Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan Law School, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Students from all University of Michigan schools and colleges will be considered.

WHERE DO INTERNS GO NEXT?

Graduates of this highly competitive intership program go on to work all over the nation on their own startups or early startups, at established startups like Lyft, and premiere software companies like Microsoft and Salesforce. The experiences students gained in our program also prepared them well for roles at venture capital and investment banking firms' units focused on tech and startups.

 

Applications for our Summer 2020 Internship Program are open.

 The Desai Accelerator Summer Internship is the premier internship experience for students interested in and passionate about startups and entrepreneurship. Over 12 weeks, May 26 through August 14, our interns will complete a variety of meaningful and impactful projects for our cohort companies out of a downtown Ann Arbor coworking space.

RON MORDKOVICH
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY INTERN
 
"By applying what I've learned in class to each startup's unique needs, I'm gaining a wide range of practical experience working with just one cohort. Desai's fast-paced, high-growth environment makes sure that I'm learning and adapting everyday."

RON MORDKOVICH

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY INTERN

"By applying what I've learned in class to each startup's unique needs, I'm gaining a wide range of practical experience working with just one cohort. Desai's fast-paced, high-growth environment makes sure that I'm learning and adapting everyday."

SOPHIE LINN
BUSINESS INTERN
 
"Not only have I done impactful work that helps the startups move forward, but I also have autonomy in what I do. From managing events to generating social media content, I have ownership of my work and that is incredibly liberating!"

SOPHIE LINN

BUSINESS INTERN

"Not only have I done impactful work that helps the startups move forward, but I also have autonomy in what I do. From managing events to generating social media content, I have ownership of my work and that is incredibly liberating!"

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